Lyn Mikel Brown Ed. D., is a mom, professor, and community activist. She is Professor of Education at Colby College in Waterville, Maine and co-creator of Hardy Girls Healthy Women. She has been an American Association of University Women Educational Foundation Scholar-in-Residence and a winner of a National Academy of Education Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship for her research on girls. She is a member of the APA's Psychology of Women Executive Board and was a member of the APA's Task Force on Adolescent Girls. She is the author of five books, including Meeting at the Crossroads: Women's Psychology and Girls' Development (co-authored with Carol Gilligan and also the 1992 New York Times Notable Book of the Year), and most recently Packaging Boyhood: Saving Our Sons From Superheroes, Slackers, and Other Media Stereotypes (co-authored with Sharon Lamb and Mark Tappan). Her curricular materials proactively address concerns about girlfighting in schools across the nation.